noun see wheezy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wheeziness — wheeze ► VERB 1) breathe with a whistling or rattling sound in the chest, as a result of obstruction in the air passages. 2) (of a device) make an irregular rattling or spluttering sound. ► NOUN 1) a sound of a person wheezing. 2) Brit. informal… …   English terms dictionary

  • wheeziness — See wheezily. * * * …   Universalium

  • wheeziness — noun the state of being wheezy …   Wiktionary

  • wheeziness — n. labored and heavy breathing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wheeziness — wheez·i·ness …   English syllables

  • wheeziness — noun presence of abnormal high pitched sound heard with a stethoscope when an airway is blocked (as in asthma or chronic bronchitis) • Derivationally related forms: ↑wheezy • Hypernyms: ↑symptom …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheezy — adjective (wheezier; est) Date: 1818 1. inclined to wheeze 2. having a wheezing sound < a wheezy cough > < the wheezy call of a phoebe > • wheezily adverb • wheeziness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wheezy — wheezily, adv. wheeziness, n. /hwee zee, wee /, adj., wheezier, wheeziest. afflicted with or characterized by wheezing: wheezy breathing. [1810 20; WHEEZE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • respiratory disease — ▪ human disease Introduction  any of the diseases and disorders that affect human respiration (respiration, human).  Diseases of the respiratory system may affect any of the structures and organs that have to do with breathing, including the… …   Universalium

  • wheezy — wheez|y [ˈwi:zi] adj making a noisy sound in your throat or chest, because you cannot breathe easily ▪ You sound wheezy. ▪ a wheezy cough >wheezily adv >wheeziness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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